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1956 Oregon State Beavers Roster

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Record: 7-3-1, .682 W-L% (33rd of 111) ▪ Rank: 10th in Final AP Poll
Conference: PCC  ▪ Conference Record: 6-1-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tommy Prothro (7-3-1)

PS/G: 18.5 (38th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 15.1 (54th of 111)
SRS: 12.37 (19th of 111) ▪ SOS: 8.64 (15th of 111)

Bowl Game: Lost Rose Bowl 35-19 versus Iowa


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Joe Francis* QB 37 Cmp, 62 Att, 507 Yds, 5 TD
Paul Lowe QB 13 Cmp, 27 Att, 293 Yds, 0 TD
Tom Berry* RB 143 Att, 507 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Earnel Durden* RB 74 Att, 533 Yds, 7.2 Avg
Gerry Laird* RB
Tony Arana RB 14 Att, 40 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Nub Beamer RB 42 Att, 195 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Sterling Hammack RB 21 Att, 104 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Sterling Hammick RB
Ted Searle RB 1 Att, -11 Yds, -11.0 Avg
Sam Wesley RB 5 Att, 63 Yds, 12.6 Avg
Bob DeGrant* WR 11 Rec, 119 Yds, 10.8 Avg
Norm Thiel* WR 6 Rec, 45 Yds, 7.5 Avg
Dwayne Fournier WR 6 Rec, 64 Yds, 10.7 Avg
Frank Negri WR 8 Rec, 113 Yds, 14.1 Avg
Jim Brackins* OL
Dave Jesmer* OL
Buzz Randall* OL
John Sniffen* OL
John Witte* OL
Ted Bates OL
Dick Corrick OL
Clark Cubbage OL
Vern Ellison OL
Bob McKittrick OL